Canadian alternative to Uber launches with backing of taxi industry

A new, nationwide transit app could finally help Canada's taxi drivers challenge Uber in the ease-of-use department. Developed by Toronto-based CellWand Communications, the company behind the popular mobile #TAXI service, and released on

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

2nd Annual Bank & Finance-IT Canada Expo and Conference

AURO CONFERENCES is pleased to announce the 2nd Bank & Finance IT Canada- EXPO & CONFERENCES 8th OCT 2015 at Toronto CANADA. Bank & Finance IT Canada features a wide array of banking

Published on: September 15th, 2015 IT Business Staff

Canada’s startup hot spots take a dive in new ‘Startup Genome’ ranking

Canada is home to three of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, but is falling behind the pace of other leaders, according to an exhaustive study conducted by researchers at San Francisco-based

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What’s it like to ride Toronto’s new UP Express?

I had a chance to ride Toronto's new Union Pearson Express (UP Express) train linking the city's major Pearson International Airport with the central downtown hub, Union Station, linking to subways and an underground

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Grabb expands Toronto restaurant dining rooms to your smartphone

If the Grabb takeout food app had existed two decades ago, Jerry, George, and Elaine just might have escaped the wrath of the Soup Nazi altogether. The Seinfeld gang could have preordered and

Published on: May 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an international audience with participation from Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

#ITWCchats – Take a trip down wearables alley chat recap

Updated 5:01 pm E.S.T. We just finished another amazing discussion with wearables startup labs from Toronto and around North America and were also joined by many wearables enthusiasts. A special thanks to our

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Here’s what Silicon Valley can tell us about Fin Tech trends for 2015

This month I had the opportunity to attend a Fin Tech Conference The Future of Money and Technology in San Francisco. It was a well organized and mostly an American audience. I recommend you

Published on: December 30th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

FreshBooks raises $30M in first funding round

Cloud accounting software provider FreshBooks has raised $30 million U.S. in a funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, a U.S.-based venture capital (VC) firm. The other investors in the round were Atlas

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

Online payments processor PayPal Inc. is launching a mid-summer's marketing campaign in Toronto that will introduce its mobile app as a way to pay for items in-store, the company says. A multi-channel campaign

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Samsung’s smart condos connect the home wirelessly

Penthouse owners of Canderel's new YC Condos suites in the heart of downtown Toronto will be connected to their home through their smartphone in a way most people could only imagine. Working with

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Internet of Things clock counting down to 2015 Pan Am Games

One year before the official start date of the Toronto Pan Am Games, the city is already counting down the days, hours, and minutes until the games begin - and it's using a

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Candice So

Third time’s the charm for Toronto to be named Intelligent City of the Year

If you don’t succeed, try, try again, goes a saying. It worked for Toronto, which on its third attempt has been named the Intelligent City of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon